Our game originated on frozen ponds. For that magnificent tradition to continue through future generations [and to continue to hold the Winter Classic], we need winter weather. [As] a League, we are uniquely positioned to promote that message.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.